IEEE Proposes Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property

Friday, June 4th, 2010 

Call for Participation: IEEE Standard for Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property; First IEEE P1817 TM Meeting Coming 14 July 2010

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA — The Working Group developing IEEE P1817TM, a new Standard for Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property, is currently being formed. It will hold its first meeting next month in Santa Clara, California. Any interested parties are invited to join and participate.

The IEEE P1817TM is a standard for the creation, distribution, and perpetual consumer-ownership of downloadable items of copyrighted works such as movies, music, books, and games. The standard specifies the required behavior of online and device-embedded services, and of content player devices and applications.

The project is sponsored by the Microprocessor Standards Committee and co-sponsored by the Information Assurance Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society.

The first working group meeting will be held on Wednesday, 14 July 2010, 10AM to 3PM at Huawei North America Headquarters. The address is 2330 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95050. Interested parties should respond at [email protected] or at [email protected]

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